Friday, January 16, 2009
Update from Dad and Mom
Dear friends and family,
Papa Bear is going to survive this, but I don’t know if I can survive blogging. I have already been at this note for 30 minutes.
WOW! My dear dear friends and family. All of you have really picked up my spirits. Not only in your loving and encouraging words but just in hearing from you. All of you have been such a big part of my life. But I have to stop for a moment and tell you what is on my mind most of the time latetly. I just can’t stop thinking out loud in my mind...
“IIIIIIIII love a Parade.”
I really do. Life is just like a Parade. This blog Richie, is one of the best floats passing by. Thank You for doing this for the old fart. I was not sure I wanted to let people in on the cancer thing, but I know that the best medicine is prayer and the loving heart. WOW you guys! Thank you for being there for me. You have healed me and there is light at the end. I am in Gods hands. And the fat lady isn’t singing for a long time.
God bless you, everyone.
Note from mom:
Dad is so cute. Everyone looks so depressed and serious in the waiting room except dad. He is always working on a puzzle.
Today he was even talking to someone from Samuel French about a script for his next show. After the phone call, he sat at a big table in the middle of the huge waiting room working on his puzzle, eating peanuts, and drinking water. He looked so cute! He really is having a parade and doesn't want to waste a minute of it. He has met some interesting people already. Maybe someone who is about to give up is suppose to meet dad during this journey so that his attitude can rub off on them. Today when they called him in so that they could tattoo the markings on his leg, where he is going to get the radiation... I waited in the waiting room forever. As I looked at the empty puzzle table, it made me so sad that he wasn't there. The whole room looked so empty without my big strong man. He will get through this. Thank you so much for your comments. You have no idea how much your comments have cheered him up. I truly think that is the medicine that will keep him going. He loves hearing from all of you.